NEW DELHI: Five months after an IED was recovered from Jammu’s Bhatindi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that it has filed a chargesheet against three people, who received instructions from Pakistan-based The Resistance Force (TRF) and to recruit youths to wage war against India.
An NIA spokesperson here said that the anti-terror probe agency has named Nadeem Ul Haq, Talib Ur Rehman, both residents of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban and Nadeem Ayoub Rather, a resident of J&K’s Shopian under several sections of IPC, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), Explosive Substances Act before a NIA Special Court in Jammu on Wednesday.
The official said that during the probe, it was found that the three accused persons were receiving regular instructions from TRF handlers via WhatsApp.
The official said that investigation unearthed a larger conspiracy of recruitment and plans to activate a significant number of radicalised youth of the entire valley to target security personnel and public places to wage war against the Government of India.
The case was initially registered by Jammu and Kashmir Police after it recovered an IED from Nadeem Ul Haq on June 27 this year near Madarsa Markaz Ul Haroof at Bhatindi.
The NIA took over the probe on July 19, after an attack on Indian Air Force (IAF) base on June 27, in which two personnel were injured. The attack was carried out by Pakistan-based terrorists with the help of drones, which dropped the payload.
Drones have been repeatedly spotted in the region since the attack.
The IED, weighing around five-six kilograms, was recovered by Jammu Police from a suspected LeT operative who was tasked with using it at a crowded place.
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